Grandmother presence can affect the survival of their grandchildren, but the potential to help is limited by the number of years a grandmother shares with a grandchild. In his latest work, Simon quantified the shared time of grandmothers and grandchildren, how this changed over the demographic transition, and what may have driven this. 

The paper is out now in PLoS ONE, and is freely available to all.

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